FROST BITE

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by LOMAX FARMS, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. LOMAX FARMS

    LOMAX FARMS Out Of The Brooder

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    IF YOUR ROO'S COMB GETS FROST BIT WILL IT GROW BACK OR IS HE GOING TO COMBLESS ITS LOOKING PRETTY BLACK NOW.
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No it won't grow back if it went all the way through. If the frost bite isn't too deep it may regrow the skin over that area, and only maybe the tips will be shorter. You will just have to wait and see how bad it was.
     
  3. Shalom Farm

    Shalom Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your rooster has frostbite, you must judge its severity.

    Regardless, bring the rooster inside or some place warm. He needs to get circulation back into his comb and that will not happen in the cold.

    Take some petroleum jelly and layer it THICK on the comb. This will not cure the frostbite but will prevent other areas and spread of frostbite.

    Gently massage the comb to promote blood flow. Some areas will heal.

    If the frostbite is very, very, severe (almost all black, shriveled, showing signs of infection, etc.) than dubbing may save the rooster's life.

    If it is not severe, getting him warm, massaged, and using preventive treatment may leave his comb fine or with just a slight amount of comb loss. Combs do not grow back though. It really depends on the severity of frostbite, how much tissue will heal and what parts will not heal.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2014

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